Blockchain technology is defined as a decentralized system of distributed registers that are used to record data transactions on multiple computers. The reason this technology has gained popularity is that you can put any digital asset or transaction in the blocking chain, the industry does not matter. Blockchain technology has infiltrated all areas of our lives, from manufacturing to healthcare and beyond. Cybersecurity is an industry that has been significantly affected by this technology and may be more so in the future. Blockchain for Cybersecurity and Privacy: Architectures, Challenges, and Applications is an invaluable resource to discover the blockchain applications for cybersecurity and privacy. The purpose of this book is to improve the awareness of readers about blockchain technology applications for cybersecurity and privacy. This book focuses on the fundamentals, architectures, and challenges of adopting blockchain for cybersecurity. Readers will discover different applications of blockchain for cybersecurity in IoT and healthcare. The book also includes some case studies of the blockchain for e-commerce online payment, retention payment system, and digital forensics. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including: Blockchain architectures and challenges Blockchain threats and vulnerabilities Blockchain security and potential future use cases Blockchain for securing Internet of Things Blockchain for cybersecurity in healthcare Blockchain in facilitating payment system security and privacy This book comprises a number of state-of-the-art contributions from both scientists and practitioners working in the fields of blockchain technology and cybersecurity. It aspires to provide a relevant reference for students, researchers, engineers, and professionals working in this particular area or those interested in grasping its diverse facets and exploring the latest advances on the blockchain for cybersecurity and privacy.
Distributed and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications are increasing daily, and cyberattacks are constantly adopting new mechanisms to threaten the security and privacy of users in these Internet of Things (IoT) environments. Blockchain, a decentralized cryptographic-based technology, is a promising element for IoT security in manufacturing, finance, healthcare, supply chain, identity management, e-governance, defence, education, banking, and trading. Blockchain has the potential to secure IoT through repetition, changeless capacity, and encryption. Blockchain for Information Security and Privacy provides essential knowledge of blockchain usage in the mainstream areas of security, trust, and privacy in decentralized domains. This book is a source of technical information regarding blockchain-oriented software and applications. It provides tools to researchers and developers in both computing and software engineering to develop solutions and automated systems that can promote security, trust, and privacy in cyberspace. FEATURES Applying blockchain-based secured data management in confidential cyberdefense applications Securing online voting systems using blockchain Safeguarding electronic healthcare record (EHR) management using blockchain Impacting security and privacy in digital identity management Using blockchain-based security and privacy for smart contracts By providing an overview of blockchain technology application domains in IoT (e.g., vehicle web, power web, cloud internet, and edge computing), this book features side-by-side comparisons of modern methods toward secure and privacy-preserving blockchain technology. It also examines safety objectives, efficiency, limitations, computational complexity, and communication overhead of various applications using blockchain. This book also addresses the combination of blockchain and industrial IoT. It explores novel various-levels of information sharing systems.
Blockchain technology is an emerging distributed, decentralized architecture and computing paradigm, which has accelerated the development and application of cloud, fog and edge computing; artificial intelligence; cyber physical systems; social networking; crowdsourcing and crowdsensing; 5g; trust management and finance; and other many useful sectors. Nowadays, the primary blockchain technology uses are in information systems to keep information secure and private. However, many threats and vulnerabilities are facing blockchain in the past decade such 51% attacks, double spending attacks, etc. The popularity and rapid development of blockchain brings many technical and regulatory challenges for research and academic communities. The main goal of this book is to encourage both researchers and practitioners of Blockchain technology to share and exchange their experiences and recent studies between academia and industry. The reader will be provided with the most up-to-date knowledge of blockchain in mainstream areas of security and privacy in the decentralized domain, which is timely and essential (this is due to the fact that the distributed and p2p applications are increasing day-by-day, and the attackers adopt new mechanisms to threaten the security and privacy of the users in those environments). This book provides a detailed explanation of security and privacy with respect to blockchain for information systems, and will be an essential resource for students, researchers and scientists studying blockchain uses in information systems and those wanting to explore the current state of play.
24th Australasian Conference, ACISP 2019, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 3–5, 2019, Proceedings
Author: Julian Jang-Jaccard
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy, ACISP 2019, held in Christchurch, New Zealand, in July 2019. The 32 revised full papers and 8 short papers presented were carefully revised and selected from 129 submissions. The papers present and discuss the latest research, trends, breakthroughs, and challenges in the domain of information security, privacy and cybersecurity on a variety of topics such as encryption; post-quantum security; cryptocurrency related; foundations; system and network security; and symmetric cryptography.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 26th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy, ACISP 2021, held in Perth, WA, Australia, in November 2021. The 35 full papers presented were carefully revised and selected from 157 submissions. The papers present and discuss all aspects of information security and privacy as well as machine learning for privacy and much more.
25th Australasian Conference, ACISP 2020, Perth, WA, Australia, November 30 – December 2, 2020, Proceedings
Author: Joseph K. Liu
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy, ACISP 2020, held in Perth, WA, Australia, in November 2020*. The 31 revised full papers and 5 short papers presented were carefully revised and selected from 151 submissions. The papers present and discuss the latest research, trends, breakthroughs, and challenges in the domain of information security, privacy and cybersecurity on a variety of topics such as post-quantum cryptography; symmetric cipher; signature; network security and blockchain; cryptographic primitives; mathematical foundation; machine learning security, among others. *The conference was held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy, ACISP 2018, held in Wollongong, Australia, in July 2018. The 41 revised full papers and 10 short papers presented were carefully revised and selected from 136 submissions. The papers present theories, techniques, implementations, applications and practical experiences on a variety of topics such as foundations, symmetric-key cryptography, public-key cryptography, cloud security, post-quantum cryptography, security protocol, system and network security, and blockchain and cryptocurrency.
36th IFIP TC 11 International Conference, SEC 2021, Oslo, Norway, June 22–24, 2021, Proceedings
Author: Audun Jøsang
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 36th IFIP TC 11 International Conference on Information Security and Privacy Protection, SEC 2021, held in Oslo, Norway, in June 2021.* The 28 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 112 submissions. The papers present novel research on theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy protection in ICT systems. They are organized in topical sections on digital signatures; vulnerability management; covert channels and cryptography; application and system security; privacy; network security; machine learning for security; and security management. *The conference was held virtually.
This book provides the reader with the most up-to-date knowledge of blockchain in mainstream areas of security, trust, and privacy in the decentralized domain, which is timely and essential (this is due to the fact that the distributed and P2P applications is increasing day-by-day, and the attackers adopt new mechanisms to threaten the security and privacy of the users in those environments). This book also provides the technical information regarding blockchain-oriented software, applications, and tools required for the researcher and developer experts in both computing and software engineering to provide solutions and automated systems against current security, trust and privacy issues in the cyberspace. Cybersecurity, trust and privacy (CTP) are pressing needs for governments, businesses, and individuals, receiving the utmost priority for enforcement and improvement in almost any societies around the globe. Rapid advances, on the other hand, are being made in emerging blockchain technology with broadly diverse applications that promise to better meet business and individual needs. Blockchain as a promising infrastructural technology seems to have the potential to be leveraged in different aspects of cybersecurity promoting decentralized cyberinfrastructure. Blockchain characteristics such as decentralization, verifiability and immutability may revolve current cybersecurity mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, reliability, and integrity of data. Almost any article on the blockchain points out that the cybersecurity (and its derivatives) could be revitalized if it is supported by blockchain technology. Yet, little is known about factors related to decisions to adopt this technology, and how it can systemically be put into use to remedy current CTP’s issues in the digital world. Topics of interest for this book include but not limited to: Blockchain-based authentication, authorization and accounting mechanisms Applications of blockchain technologies in digital forensic and threat hunting Blockchain-based threat intelligence and threat analytics techniques Formal specification of smart contracts Automated tools for outsmarting smart contracts Security and privacy aspects of blockchain technologies Vulnerabilities of smart contracts Blockchain for securing cyber infrastructure and internet of things networks Blockchain-based cybersecurity education systems This book provides information for security and privacy experts in all the areas of blockchain, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, forensics, smart contracts, computer systems, computer networks, software engineering, applied artificial intelligence for computer security experts, big data analysts, and decentralized systems. Researchers, scientists and advanced level students working in computer systems, computer networks, artificial intelligence, big data will find this book useful as well.
Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy examines the latest research developments and their outcomes for safe, secure, and trusting smart cities residents. Smart cities improve the quality of life of citizens in their energy and water usage, healthcare, environmental impact, transportation needs, and many other critical city services. Recent advances in hardware and software, have fueled the rapid growth and deployment of ubiquitous connectivity between a city’s physical and cyber components. This connectivity however also opens up many security vulnerabilities that must be mitigated. Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy helps researchers, engineers, and city planners develop adaptive, robust, scalable, and reliable security and privacy smart city applications that can mitigate the negative implications associated with cyber-attacks and potential privacy invasion. It provides insights into networking and security architectures, designs, and models for the secure operation of smart city applications. Consolidates in one place state-of-the-art academic and industry research Provides a holistic and systematic framework for design, evaluating, and deploying the latest security solutions for smart cities Improves understanding and collaboration among all smart city stakeholders to develop more secure smart city architectures